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School Supplies Update

There will be a very limited supply of school supply packages for sale during Meet the Teacher Night Wednesday August 9.  It will be on a first-come, first-served basis in the Gym.  Gym doors will open at 5pm. Please note that you will not be able to enter the main hallways of the school until 5:30pm. Thank you!

 



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School Supplies Forms Due – May 19

 

FINAL CALL FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES

If you have not ordered school supplies for the 2017-2018 School YearNOW is the time to do so.   There is only one week left to send in your order form.  This is a service provided by the PTA to make it easier for you on Meet the Teacher night in August.

To order your school supplies, please print this form and return it with payment (checks made payable to the WCE PTA) to the school.

PTA membership of $10.00 is required to purchase school supplies.

Deadline for ordering is Friday, May 19, 2017.



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Teacher Appreciation Week! May 1st – 5th

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! The PTA is SO excited to celebrate all our amazing teachers for the entire week!

On Monday, you can bring flowers for your teachers to celebrate their award-winning performances this year, and/or you can send them fan mail! Click here for a fun fan mail questionnaire that you can print out for your student to complete. You can print as many as you need for your child’s teachers, specials teachers, a member of the admin team, or anyone else that you think deserves some good fan mail! Be on the lookout for a copy of this form that will be going home in this week’s Thursday folder.

We are still accepting items for our teacher raffle!  If you have any raffle items that you would be willing to donate – unused gift cards, a basket of goodies, anything you want to re-gift, or anything that you think the teachers would enjoy winning in a raffle, please contact Amanda Christmann at [email protected].

If you would like to help the hospitality team with the festivities next week, please sign up here.



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Tays JH Welcome Coffee for Incoming 6th Grade Parents

Attention incoming Tays JH 6th Grade Parents: Tays JH is hosting a Welcome Coffee on April 20th for incoming parents. Please RSVP here —> http://tinyurl.com/6thwelcome

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Next Year Spirit Wear

We are excited to announce that our Back to School Spirit Wear for Fall 2017 -2018 has already been designed and is available for pre-sale! Sales will begin during Incoming Kindergarten Registration. PRE-ORDER FORMS will be sent home with current students on April 13th. Orders received by May 31st will be delivered on Meet the Teacher night and will receive a discounted shirt and short price of $12.

More info and links to sizing charts can be found here.

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Online Auction Start Today!

It’s time for the WCE PTA ONLINE AUCTION!

Sit in the comforts of your home, office, or car and bid on fun and exciting items available only through the WCE PTA! We are offering VIP parking, street signage, birthday marquee, front row seating at 5th Grade Graduation, teacher parties, and much more! This year we’ve added items/services from local businesses and one-of-a-kind items you don’t want to miss! Remember ALL proceeds directly benefit our children, teachers, staff and administration! This auction is open to everyone, invite your friends and family to bid!

Bidding opens today, Friday, March 31st at 5 pm and ends Friday, April 7th at 10 pm.

To find out more about the items available for bid and how to register to place your online bid, please visit our Online Auction Page.

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2017 – 2018 Officer Nominations

Our next PTA General Meeting is on Thursday, March 9th at 6:45 pm. At this meeting, we will be electing our 2017 – 2018 officers. Our nominating committee has selected the following candidates:

President – Rachel Parker
1st VP Programs – Kara Chaumont
2nd VP Membership – Karla Harms
3rd VP Ways & Means – Wendy Mensik
4th VP VIPs – Katherine Galpin
5th VP Communications – Mindy Pitcock
Secretary – Heather Thompson
Treasurer – Sam Pantermuehl

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Important Calendar Update: 5th Grade Party!

Attention all 5th Grade Parents and Rangers! The 5th Grade party has been moved from May 12th, to Friday, May 19th. Please update your calendars and stay tuned for more information!

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Spirit Night @ Midway BBQ

Please join us tomorrow night, Thursday, January 19, for our January Spirit Night at Midway BBQ in Old Katy from 4 to 8pm. We will have Spirit Sticks and Spirit Wear available for sale! A portion of the proceeds to benefit our PTA. We hope to see you there!!

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Teacher and Staff Luncheon – Jan 25


YeeHaw! We’re having a “Texas-sized” Luncheon for our teachers and staff on Wednesday, January 25th. We will be making a Chili/Frito pie bar with all the fixin’s, plus Texas sheet cake and other yummy desserts! Please sign up to help make this event a huge success for our wonderful staff! Sign up here.

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Father/Daughter Dance

Our Father/Daughter Dance is on Friday, January 20th. It will be a 50s Sock Hop theme! An RSVP form with all the details was sent home before the winter break and again last week. You can also download a copy of the RSVP form here. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, January 13th. If you can help at the event, please sign up here. Questions? Email [email protected].

 

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Calendar Updates (1/9/17)

Please note the following changes to the printed calendar distributed in the first day packets:

  1. Spirit Sticks store scheduled for Jan 31, 2017 has been CANCELED. The next store will be on Feb 28, 2017
  2. Kinder Playground with Pop is on Friday, May 5th, not on Friday, May 19th, as printed.

The web calendar has been adjusted to reflect these changes. Thank you!

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5th Grade Ranger Science: Jan 13

Attention 5th Grade Parents: Ranger Science is next Friday morning, January 13th. The topic is Erosion, Weathering and Landforms. We need volunteers to make this morning a success. To sign up to volunteer and to view the schedule by homeroom class, please visit: http://signup.com/go/onyHG8. Thank you!

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Notice of Proposed Bylaws Amendments

WCE PTA Bylaws Amendments

On November 1, 2016 the Executive Board approved three changes to the WCE PTA Bylaws. Changes must be  approved by General Membership in order to formally amend the bylaws. If approved, these changes would be effective beginning in the 2017-2018 membership year. The following proposed changes will be presented for vote at the January 26th General Meeting:

  1. Increase the Local portion of PTA dues from $4 to $5.50. (State dues are currently $2.25 and National are currently $2.25. Total membership dues will equal $10.) (Article V, Section 2)
  2. Add a 5th VP position, VP of Communications, to the Executive Board. This position will oversee communications and publicity functions. (Article VI)
  3. Limit Katy Council Delegate position to a 2-year term versus an undefined term. (Article 10, Section 1)

If you have questions about these proposed amendments, please email Rachel Parker at [email protected].

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10 Year Celebration Shirt

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We are excited to announce that we are offering a Spirit Wear shirt in celebration of our 10 year anniversary! The shirt is a charcoal gray long-sleeved unisex cut shirt with a green, yellow and white star on the front, and “10 Years of Ranger Pride” logo on the back. Forms and payment are due back the Friday before Winter Break (December 16th). Download the order form here!!

Sample sizes are available in the PTA Workroom, if you’d like to check sizes before ordering.

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November Spirit Night

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Fall Festival Party Schedule

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The time is almost near! Our Fall Festival homeroom parties are Friday, November 18th. The parties are scheduled to be outside, weather permitting. We have a bunch of fun activities planned for our Rangers, and we invite parents to join in on the fun! The grade-level schedule is as follows:
 
Kinder————2:00 – 3:00 pm
1st —————-11:55 – 12:55 pm
2nd—————1:00 – 2:00 pm
3rd—————-9:45 – 10:45 am
4th—————-8:45 – 9:45 am
5th—————-10:45 – 11:45 am
ECAP————-10:45 – 11:15 am
YCAP————-1:05 – 2:05 pm
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2nd Grade Ranger Science | Volunteer Link Available!

2nd grade needs your help! Join your Rangers as we learn how the  World of Weather works using hands on experiments.  All the experiments will be set up and ready to go, along with simple instruction on how to conduct the experiment with our 2nd grade Rangers.

Our Ranger Science program works best when we have low ratio of students to parent volunteers.  The more volunteers we have the greater your student’s engagement in science today and for a life time. Sign up here —> http://signup.com/go/4aYcyz

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Bling Shirt Reorder!

 We are offering a second chance at our Bling shirt! Please note: These are custom orders. Orders will be sent to the vendor as we receive them, so please allow several weeks for delivery. Download the order form here and return it with payment (cash or check payable to the WCE PTA) to your Ranger’s homeroom teacher. Shirts will be delivered to your Ranger’s homeroom teacher.

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Fall Festival Parties | Volunteers Needed

Fall Party!!!

Our Fall Party/Fall Festival is only a couple of weeks away on November 18! We need your help to make this a great and fun party for our awesome kids. Please see the volunteer sign up lists below. Follow the link, and sign up for a spot to help out at the Fall Party. We have broken it up into shifts so you can still hang with your kiddo and enjoy the activities!

Kinder—http://signup.com/go/ZuqKus

1st—http://signup.com/go/rhcHQo

2nd–http://signup.com/go/GzihKz

3rd–http://signup.com/go/TRTmaL

4th–http://signup.com/go/MSnx2u

5th–http://signup.com/go/EKJKhc

Thanks for all that you do!